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Lately I have not been happy with my art journal pages. I've been in a slump and every page makes me cringe. I know that I'm going to show you these pages and you're going to say: "Julie, they're not as bad as you think." At least, I hope you'll say that. We are always our worst critics, right? Anyway, there's no way to get through a slump other than slogging on through it. And so I continue to art journal in the hope that better pages are in my future.
Here is what I've been up to. Be kind, please. :)
This page features lots of tags stamped with hand carved stamps. Actually, lots of hand carved stamps in general!
As you know, my Junque Journals are made from all kinds of junque. This particular journal has several pages from a Picasso wall calendar. When I put the pages from the calendar into my journal, most of them were cut off in some way. When I come upon these Picasso paintings (like the one above) in my journal, I try to finish off the painting in a way that fools the eye into not seeing that it's actually cut off. In the detail photos below see if you can detect the transition points!
Lots more stamping:
And a bit of hand lettering:
You've definitely seen pieces of this page come together over time. I painted the background when I did the review of Amsterdam Standard Acrylics and I added the two-tone circle when I shared the Sakura Solid Marker Hack. Now you can see what the final spread ended up evolving into.
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